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901 Lexington Avenue via Brown Harris Stevens 901 Lexington Avenue via Brown Harris Stevens
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."

At least, it went without saying that they were at the time the poem was written. These days, as fireplaces are thought to be reserved for the city's most rarefied townhouses, urban dwellers have to be more creative...and field questions about how Santa visits this type of home. From Old World co-ops to contemporary new construction, the following listings offer the best of all worlds: a New York location, a fireplace that serves as the focal point of the living room during the holidays and all year round, enough space for a growing family, and a price that won't break the bank.

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622 West End Avenue
622 West End Avenue Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
1170 Fifth Avenue
1170 Fifth Avenue Carnegie Hill
17 East 84th Street
17 East 84th Street Carnegie Hill
The Normandie, 100 West 119th Street
The Normandie, 100 West 119th Street Harlem
444 East 57th Street
444 East 57th Street Beekman/Sutton Place
901 Lexington Avenue 901 Lexington Avenue, #9S (Brown Harris Stevens)
This six-room apartment features open views over the landmarked New York Armory towards Manhattan's ever-evolving midtown skyline. A grand gallery leads to a corner double parlor with oversized windows and a wood burning fireplace. A bookcase cleverly slides open to reveal a full bath. The formal dining room faces south with sunny exposures and could be transformed into a second bedroom. The kitchen has been updated, with soapstone counters and newer appliances. The master bedroom has its own wood burning fireplace, south facing windows, ample closets and an en-suite bath. See full details here.

5461-Sylvan-Avenue-1 All images of 5461 Sylvan Avenue via Sotheby's
5461-Sylvan-Avenue-2 Dining room
5461-Sylvan-Avenue-3 Kitchen
5461-Sylvan-Avenue-4 Bedroom
Move-in ready Riverdale home is filled with sunlight and rich in outdoor space. Features include a wood-burning fireplace in the ground-floor living room, top-level bedrooms with excellent closet space, and environmentally friendly natural gas furnace. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, subway tile backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances. See full details here.

100-West-119th-Street-1 All images of The Normandie via Compass
100-West-119th-Street-2 Kitchen
100-West-119th-Street-3 Bedroom
100 West 119th Street #3D floor plan Floor plan
Prestigious prewar condo in the heart of Harlem offers a peaceful atmosphere and a feeling of elegance. The expansive proportions and wood-burning fireplace make the living/dining room an entertainer's paradise, and the kitchen helps with that, too: It is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and ample cabinet space. See full details here.

1170-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 1170 Fifth Avenue via Corcoran
1170-Fifth-Avenue-2 Kitchen
1170-Fifth-Avenue-3 Master bedroom
1170 Fifth Avenue #11C floor plan Floor plan
Soaring ceilings, oak floors, and prewar moldings infuse this high-floor Upper East Side home with Old World charm, while features like ample closet space and an open chef's kitchen provide the luxuries modern buyers have come to expect. The grand living room has a wood-burning fireplace and Central Park views. This apartment is located in a J.E.R. Carpenter-designed masterpiece where amenities and staff include a doorman, live-in super, gym, bike room, and private storage cage. See full details here.

622-West-End-Avenue-1 All images of 622 West End Avenue via Douglas Elliman
622-West-End-Avenue-2 Kitchen
622-West-End-Avenue-3 Private garden
622 West End Avenue #2W floor plan Floor plan
Floor-through duplex on the Upper West Side offers soaring ceilings, gas fireplace, ornate moldings, and large picture windows. The contemporary kitchen has a granite-topped breakfast bar and seamless flow into a dining room. Upstairs bedrooms have views of the private backyard garden, and the downstairs bedrooms, which include a large master suite, have direct garden access. See full details here.

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17-East-84th-Street-1 All images of 17 East 84th Street via Sotheby's
17-East-84th-Street-2 Dining room
17-East-84th-Street-3 Kitchen
17 East 84th Street #6A floor plan Floor plan
Elegant classic six offers a versatile floor plan, southern exposures, and impeccable Upper East Side location near Fifth Avenue and Central Park. A gracious entry foyer leads to the generously proportioned living room, which has a wood-burning fireplace as the centerpiece. Additional features include soaring ceilings, updated windows, built-in bookshelves, and in-unit washer/dryer. See full details here.

36-East-72nd-Street-1 All images of 36 East 72nd Street via Sotheby's
36-East-72nd-Street-2 Gallery
36-East-72nd-Street-3 Master bedroom
36 East 72nd Street #2S floor plan Floor plan
Classic seven on the Upper West Side is rich in original architectural details like high ceilings, herringbone hardwood floors, casement windows, and wood-burning fireplace. A generous gallery leads to the elegant room and adjacent formal dining room. In the bedroom wing, a corner master bedroom offers abundant closet space and en suite bath. See full details here.

444-East-57th-Street-1 All images of 444 East 57th Street via Stribling
444-East-57th-Street-2 Dining room
444-East-57th-Street-3 Bedroom
444 East 57th Street #6D floor plan Floor plan
Join the ranks of Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Bill Blass, and Bobby Short by moving into this sweet Sutton Hill building! Features of this classic six include 10' ceilings, crown moldings, a wood-burning fireplace, and generous closet space. Building staff and amenities include doorman, live-in super, attended elevator, bike room, and garden. See full details here.

301-East-52nd-Street-1 All images of 301 East 52nd Street via Compass
301-East-52nd-Street-2 Kitchen
301-East-52nd-Street-2 Bedroom
301 East 52nd Street #2A1A floor plan Floor plan
Sprawling Sutton Place duplex offers excellent privacy, custom closets in every room, wood-burning fireplace, and beautifully proportioned rooms. Following a recent renovation, improvements include recessed lighting throughout and ductless or through-wall air conditioning in most rooms. The building has a friendly staff, common storage, and bike room. See full details here.

280-Patchen-Avenue-1 All images of 280 Patchen Avenue via Corcoran
280-Patchen-Avenue-2 Master bedroom
280-Patchen-Avenue-3 Private garden
280 Patchen Avenue floor plan Floor plan
Classic Brooklyn townhouses meet futuristic smart homes in this new Bedford-Stuyvesant development. The sunlit parlor floor features oversized windows, 6" white oak flooring, a marble detailed fireplace, and a windowed chef's kitchen. Throughout the home, high-tech features include Sonos Bluetooth speakers, Amazon Echo, Nest-controlled thermostat, and video security system. See full details here.

135-Bayard-Street-1 All images of Bayard Manor via Nest Seekers
135-Bayard-Street-2 Kitchen
135-Bayard-Street-3 Master bath
135 Bayard Street #3 floor plan Floor plan
In a brand-new contemporary Williamsburg condominium, a bright living room offers a gas fireplace and access to a private balcony. The kitchen comes equipped with cultured stone countertops, generous cabinetry, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. The building is one block from McCarren Park and near restaurants, night life, shops, and transportation. See full details here.
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